Have a Great Summer!

Well, that’s a wrap! It has been a great year and I have been so blessed to have your children in my class this year. Thank you for entrusting them to me and for being involved and helping out throughout the year when and where it was needed. I have so appreciated that!

Also a huge thank you for all the gifts, cards and kind words that you have blessed me with. It has been a huge encouragement and I’m very grateful!

I hope you all have a wonderful break. Relaxing and restful, with lots of fun and adventure mixed in as well 🙂 Have a great summer, everyone. Blessings!

A Couple Reminders …

Hello Parents … just a couple of things I forgot to mention on Friday’s Update.

  1. Waterslides tomorrow … make sure your child has everything they need for while they are at the waterslides … towel, swimsuit, lunch
  2. Fun Day … Our theme for fun day is Canada, as we celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. So, for Fun Day, students may wear red and white. I am still in need of one more parent volunteer if anyone is available. Thanks so much!

Weekly Update

Well … can you believe it? Only one week left … We have been busy finishing up things in Grade Two, and that has been very exciting for the students. Lots of fun to be had in the week ahead … 🙂

Dates to Remember:

Tuesday, June 20th – Waterslides

Wednesday, June 21st – Fun Day, Noon dismissal

Thursday, June 22nd – Class Party

Friday, June 23rd – Worship Service, Noon dismissal

Reminders and Other Information:

  • “It it hard to believe that we are at the end of another school year! As a staff, we would like to try out something new to end the year. We decided to hand out our awards during an Assembly and to end the year by worshipping together as an Elementary department Grades 1-6. June 23rd will be a half day with noon dismissal. We will have chapel together from 11:15-12:00. Students will go back to their classrooms to be dismissed and to pick up their report cards. There will be limited seating/standing room if any parents would like to join us!”
  • If you have not returned your home reading books, please do so ASAP
  • I have a couple more waterslides field trip forms that have not come back yet … please make sure you get those to me
  • If there are any parents willing to help on Fun Day, please let me know

Pictures from Our Week:

Summer Countdown continued … 

Monday – Read with a Partner

Tuesday – 15 Minutes of Extra Recess

Wednesday – Talent Show – No balloon popped today, but pictures of our talented students

Thursday – No pictures … but we chose a subject where we would do a colouring activity instead of the schedule work (They chose to skip Language Arts :)…)

Friday – Cancel all scheduled activities … movie afternoon!

Parent Helpers Needed

Hello parents, we have Fun Day coming up next week on Wednesday, June 21st. I am in need of a couple of parent helpers to run a couple stations for the morning. Fun Day runs the whole morning. If you are willing and able to help out please let me know ASAP. Thanks!

Friday Update

Two weeks and counting …. and time is just flying by. We have been so busy, and there has been so much going on that I have a hard time keeping track of the days sometimes! We are finishing up many things, much to the excitement of the students (no more spelling and phonograms … they are pretty stoked about that … ). And we are continuing on with our countdown each day, which has brought lots of joy and fun. They eagerly anticipate each morning when we get to pop the balloon and see what the day holds. We had our First Nations Cultural Day, which the students all seemed to enjoy thoroughly. Thanks to Shauna Jimmie for all her help with today! It was very much appreciated!

Dates to Remember:

Wednesday, June 14th – Talent Show and also a half day (noon dismissal)

Bible Memory:

I have tested all of the students on their Bible memory.

Reminders and Other Information:

  • Please return your Home Reading books
  • Permission slips for the waterslides have gone home, please return those signed
  • Any outstanding library books need to be returned to school so that you won’t be charged

Pictures from Our Week:

Countdown Continued …

# 4 – Eat lunch with whoever and where ever you want

# 5 – Scavenger Hunt

# 6 – Sidewalk Chalk

  

# 7 – Do all your work with a pencil crayon … while this one was fun in theory, it made things a little tricky for some 😉

First Nations Cultural Day (because we were not working in our classroom, or in our normal routine for the day, we did not pop a balloon on Friday)

Friday Update

Summer Countdown has started! We have begun our balloon popping countdown … which has been very fun 🙂 The students are all so excited each morning to see what will be special for that day. We kicked off our countdown with the privilege of working in partners for the entire day. They were astonished that I was going to let them do their math together. The second day found us with a special treat in our hands, and quite literally all over our faces … yum 🙂 Friday we were able to enjoy a nice picnic lunch outside before we left for our swimming field trip. Thanks to all the parents who made it out for the field trip … it was a great afternoon!

Spring Sing was a huge success. I was so pleased with the students and how well they behaved and sang, even as they started to get tired and wilt a little bit.  It was a great night of praise and worship as a school community. Praise God!

Dates to Remember:

Wednesday, June 7th – Last assembly

Friday, June 9th – First Nations Cultural Day

Spelling and Phonograms:

We have no more spelling lists. We are done for the year. I will be doing some end of year testing, but otherwise we are all finished! Yay!!

Bible Memory:

Psalm 40:1-5

“I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in him. Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods. Many, Lord my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us. None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare.”

I will be testing this passage over the next week.

Reminders and Other Information:

  • Home Reading – I would like to start collecting back the books that have been borrowed for this. As students bring these in, on their day, I will read with them for the last time for Home Reading and new books will no longer be sent home.
  • Reminder to bring in your library books so that you are not being charged with overdue books

Pictures from Our Week:

Spring Sing

Summer Countdown …

#1 – Working in Partners for the Day

#2 – Special Treat … Yum!

#3 – Picnic Lunch

Swimming!

Friday Update

Well … 4 weeks left! Yikes! Time is just flying and June will be very full of fun and exciting activities. We have a few more things we are trying to finish and get through, but it will be intermixed with lots of fun events! Definitely a busy time of year! Next week, on Wednesday, we are going to start a SUMMER COUNTDOWN. Each day we are going to pop a balloon and inside will be a fun activity or thing that we can do for that day. The students seem to be pretty excited about it … should be lots of fun 🙂

Dates to Remember:

Monday, May 29th – Spring Sing

Wednesday, May 31st

  • Knight Day
  • Last Chapel of the Year

Friday, June 2nd – Swimming Field Trip

Spelling and Phonograms:

  1. ride
  2. push
  3. within
  4. above
  5. stop
  6. pick
  7. leave
  8. buy
  9. mind
  10. four
  11. once
  12. track
  13. fences
  14. mad
  15. groans
  16. neck
  17. lesson
  18. honey
  19. unless
  20. catch

ay, oe, wh, oo, ou, ew, oi, kn, oy, oa

Bible Memory:

Psalm 40:1-5

“I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in him. Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods. Many, Lord my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us. None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare.”

This is the last verse that will be added to this passage. We will practice it for a couple of weeks and then I will test it at the end.

Reminders and Other Information:

  • Home Reading – last week for Home Reading
  • No more Full Dress Uniform on Wednesdays
  • Reminder that Spring Sing is coming up on Monday, May 29th @ 7pm. Students are asked to be in classrooms by 6:40pm. Dress code is jeans and a black or white t-shirt. Thanks!
  • May 26th will be the last day to sign out library books. They will be due back by June 2nd. After June 2nd the replacement cost of missing books will be billed to the students account.
  • I have organized a field trip to go swimming on Friday, June 2nd for the afternoon. I was just trying to get the last few details organized, and so the permission slips will be going home on Monday. Please make sure that you sign those and return them right away. I would love to have several parent volunteers to go swimming with the kids. So please keep this in mind as you prepare your week 🙂

Pictures from Our Week:

Researching for Science

Summer Countdown!!

 

 

Spring Sing Update!

Hey Everyone, Just wanted to update you on some details for Spring Sing that I have just received. Any questions, let me know 🙂 Here is the information from our music teachers:

Hello parents,

Our annual Spring Sing concert is this Monday, May 29th, at 7pm. Students need to be in their classrooms at 6:40 in order to line up and be seated with their classes. The dress code is black and white or a combination of the two (not grey), with casual bottoms, such as blue jeans. Any shoe is fine, but please no shorts or skirts. I would prefer that the students not have any logos or characters on their shirts, and if you are unsure of what to have them wear, the uniform shirt is a good option.

I would like to encourage you to come out to this event. As a mom of two busy kids, I am all too aware that the pressure to keep up with events and activities can be overwhelming, which is why we try to keep nighttime events to a minimum. Your child has worked hard on their music and is looking forward to performing with their class, and we hope that all of our students will be able to attend this event.

Many thanks,

Hannah Mackie and Ruby Caswell

Friday Update

Superhero Dress Up day was definitely a highlight this week. We started off the day with a lot of excitement in chapel, as the MC students joined us. They got the kids all pumped up during worship, performed a dance, and shared with us about the Trinity … the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It was a day full of excitement and fun. We also started research projects in Science. Students chose, from a few options, what they would like to research and then they were put into research groups. It has been fun to watch them delve into this project, learning how to research and work together in this way. We also had a surprise fire drill on Thursday. The students responded well, stopping what they were doing, and following directions to ensure safety. Great job Grade 2’s!

Dates to Remember:

Monday, May 22nd – Victoria Day, No School

          A heads up for the busy month of June coming up …. 

Wednesday, June 7th – Last Assembly of the year

Wednesday, June 14th – Talent Show and also a half day (noon dismissal)

Tuesday, June 20th – Waterslides

Wednesday, June 21st – Fun Day – Half Day (noon dismissal)

Friday, June 23rd – Last day of school, Chapel from 11-12 – noon dismissal

Spelling and Phonograms:

No spelling or phonograms tests this week due to the short week 🙂

Bible Memory:

Psalm 40:1-4

“I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in him. Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods”

Reminders and Other Information:

  • Home Reading
  • No more Full Dress Uniform on Wednesdays
  • Reminder that Spring Sing is coming up on Monday, May 29th @ 7pm. Students are asked to be in classrooms by 6:45pm. Thanks!
  • May 26th will be the last day to sign out library books. They will be due back by June 2nd. After June 2nd the replacement cost of missing books will be billed to the students account.

Pictures from Our Week:

Superhero Dress Up 

 

Visit with Mya’s 4 week old kitten!

Friday Update

We have had a good week together. Watching Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was definitely a highlight. Thanks to those who sent treats for the class. We have been studying life cycles in Science, this week we talked about the Butterfly life cycle and wrote an animal report. They are looking forward to having some choice and writing their own animal reports next week.

Dates to Remember:

Wednesday, May 17th – Superhero Dress Up Day

Spelling and Phonograms:

  1. talk
  2. walk
  3. country
  4. half
  5. done
  6. gone
  7. soap
  8. black
  9. clothe
  10. clothing
  11. power
  12. road
  13. stream
  14. church
  15. dash
  16. feed
  17. news
  18. suit
  19. table
  20. dead

oe, ey, ti, ng, ew, ie, ough, ur, si, ed

Bible Memory:

Psalm 40:1-3

“I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in him.”

Reminders and Other Information:

  • Home Reading
  • May 26th will be the last day to sign out library books. They will be due back by June 2nd. After June 2nd the replacement cost of missing books will be billed to the students account.
  • I will be away on Monday, May 15th
  • The last scholastic book order has gone home. It will need to be returned by June 2nd so that your orders are in before the end of the year

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